‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Review: Rian Johnson Takes A Beloved Franchise Into Bold And New Territory

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a blockbuster triumph

It’s no secret, even to longtime fans, that the Star Wars movies are formulaic films. They follow a certain path that leads to a certain victory. And not to say that the formula doesn’t work, because it indeed does and trying something new wasn’t always Star Wars‘ biggest success (yes, I mean the prequels). However, as Star Wars is being directed by auteur filmmakers, that comforting formula will be challenged. Star Wars: The Last Jedi manages to subvert expectations while delivering a worthy sequel that takes its place among the best of the franchise.

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‘Murder On The Orient Express’ Review: Agatha Christie’s Popular Mystery Novel Loses​ Steam On Its Way To The Big Screen

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Just as it arrives at its destination, Murder On The Orient Express derails

No one can write a twisty murder story quite like the queen of mystery herself. Agatha Christie’s novels have been a particular pass time of mine since the day I’ve read the brilliant And Then There Were None, a story that inspired and continues to inspire many famous modern mystery films. Yet, I’ll be the first to admit that Mrs Agatha doesn’t get enough credit for her influence on TV and cinema. However, even in an attempt to give her the credit she deserves, this remake of Murder On The Orient Express just can’t quite capture the greatness of the novel.

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